I got the uke strung up with D'Addario J53's last sunday.
Thought I'd give you an update.
The bridge is 75-80 x 21.5 x 7mm and weighs 5.9g
The bone saddle weighs 3.1g, but at 4mm thicker is 1mm more than planned (thanks to using a new router with an old jig
Here's the frequency spectrum
The T(1,1)2 has moved from 361 to 318hz - (Eb4 + 40c)
You would have noticed that the T(1,1)1, previosly reported as 196, is bang on G3.
After much checking, tapping & zooming, I have concluded that it is actually 194.5
I didn't want to change this until I had the uke strung, hoping to be able to hear the difference after changing this resonant frequency.
Thanks to an errant dremel, my 54mm soundhole diameter is 2mm wider than the plan.
(I need a decent soundhole/rosette cutting tool. Hint. Hint.)
So I added some 1mm thick purfling to the soundhole.
The T(1,1)1 is now 191.5Hz (G3 - 40c)
Much better (so stick to the plan!)
So could I hear a difference??
Next test - bridge rotation.
I had high hopes for having this in the 2Deg region, going by the trusty 'eyeball test'.
After performing actual measurements with real measuring thingies, I can report that it actually has exactly 1 degree of rotation.
So, that just leaves the final test.
How does it sound?
While it's not the loudest uke I've made, but it's far from being a whisperer.
Nor is it klunky.
Nor is it like a little guitar.
Strangely, it sounds just like a uke. Weird eh!
I'll definately get a sound sample up for you all.
And some pics just to complete the picture.
It's a good datum for future efforts.
And that's all I was really after
Now go forth and build and let me know what you